Osteotome Sinus Elevation and Implant Placement with Narrow Size Bioactive Glass

Joseph A. Leonetti, Henry M. Rambo, Roger Throndson

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A procedure using osteotomes and bioactive glass as an alloplastic bone graft material is discussed, and three clinical cases are reviewed. Bioactive glass of a narrow size range (300-355 μm) has been shown to be osteoconductive and allows for good integration and regeneration of surrounding bony tissue. We have found this technique to be a predictable method of preparing and placing longer implants in the region of the maxillary premolar region without the need for additional donor site morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-182
Number of pages6
JournalImplant Dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000



  • Alloplast
  • Bioactive glass
  • Osteotome
  • Sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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